Shameless burglars made nearly $30,000 in stolen clothing from New York City Lululemon while a security guard stood helplessly, the video shows, as robberies continue to rage across the city in recent weeks.
Surveillance footage from the incident shows seven suspects, aged 30 to 50, entered the location on 14th Street and 9th Avenue on August 16.
The gang of robbers were able to casually sneak out of the upscale West Village store while keeping the stolen merchandise, without the intervention of security guards.
Gang of Seven Thieves Stole $28,870 of Clothing from Upscale NYC Lululemon
According to the report, they managed to steal $28,870 worth of clothing. New York PostThe first accompanies the thief with a shopping cart full of items, as the second can be seen struggling to bag all the clothes he has collected.
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Meanwhile, a woman in the group fled the store carrying another bag full of merchandise, before they fled in an undisclosed direction, the outlet reports.
Police are still on the lookout for four men and three women involved in the robbery, who are absconding till Friday.
The act was one of several robberies that took place in the city in recent months.
Strings of robbery, burglary plague the Big Apple in recent weeks
In another incident, police conducted a dangerous search operation for a robber who broke into several high-end stores, similarly in the West Village, and robbed $62,000 worth of stolen goods.
Another set of July 14 surveillance footage shows a still-unknown thief breaking into a rag and bone location at 104 Christopher Street, where he stole upwards of $7,900 in clothing.
In that case, the suspect could be seen filling a garbage bag full of clothes and lurking outside the storefront before leaving without incident, breaking the glass frame and going inside.
According to NBC New York, the theft lasted five minutes, with no alarm or security guard to stop it.
And last year, thieves made $5,000 in clothing from Lululemon in Upper Manhattan New York Post,
In August, another group of thieves stole more than $2 million worth of jewelry in broad daylight in a brazen robbery, CCTV footage shows.
Nearby Soho and other major shopping districts have also seen an increase in robberies and robberies in recent weeks.
NYPD says their hands are tied because of soft-on-crime district attorney
The police have been criticized for their liberal approach to crime, although they have argued that policies initiated by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg have left them without recourse.
Bragg has been infamously called out for being soft on crime since taking office in January, which law enforcement has cited as the reason behind the city’s recent robberies.
recently New York Post op-ed, former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerrick slammed Bragg for “encouraging the bad guys.”
In the open robbery in broad daylight, the thieves escaped with jewelery worth more than two lakhs. Welcome to NYC. pic.twitter.com/gAMAANhzrU
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“Loss that prosecutor. Bag brag. He should never be in the office,” said Kerrick. “Worst DA. He is encouraging bad people. Harm to civilians doing their job as well as law enforcement.
The last week alone saw a 29.3 per cent increase in robberies as compared to the same period last year, with 344 incidents from August 15-21 in 2022 and only 266 in 2021.
The same goes for theft, which saw a 33.2 percent increase in incidents during the same time period, with 301 in 2022 and 226 in 2021, according to the NYPD. comp-stat,